albums

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Don't let your USB drive get lost in a drawer, gather dust in the back of a closet, or join the ranks of other obsolete storage technologies. Instead, let Lys Photography custom design an heirloom album, guaranteed to survive the ages. I'll work with you to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake you and your family will treasure for years to come. These archival, hand-crafted albums are perfect for documenting the arrival of a new baby, birthdays, or all the beautiful life in between. Production time is roughly 6-8 weeks. Sales tax and shipping are not included in the prices below.


About KISS Books

I chose KISS Books to produce all of Lys Photography's albums for several reasons: 

Each album is individually handcrafted to order by an artisan
here in the United States. 

Every KISS Book, dust cover, presentation box, and swatch is proudly handmade by the talented KISS crew in Indiana. By staying local, they are able to keep quality higher and provide US jobs. 

This craftsmanship is also warrantied for life. If there’s a manufacturer’s defect, the KISS Books team will rapidly repair or replace it at no cost to you.

 Un-doctored photos show press-printing (left) vs photo-printing (right). 

Un-doctored photos show press-printing (left) vs photo-printing (right). 

The printing and binding is archival and every detail is perfected.

Press Print vs Photographic  Press-printed books may work for some, but every KISS book is made using true, photographic printing on the finest Fuji Crystal Archival papers.

Lay-Flat Binding   The pages in your KISS book lay beautifully flat, so you don’t lose any of the image in an unsightly fold. Each spread can be presented in all of its glory due to a modern, industry-leading binding and block-building processes.

No-Cut Center   A beautiful layout shouldn’t be cut down the middle. KISS builds all albums with a unique micro-fold that preserves the full impact of your photos without discoloration in the crease.

 

They are absolutely stunning.

Let's skip all the technical stuff for just a second, and just talk about how gorgeous these books are!

Not only will they last for generations, they will look good doing it, as well!

The selection of materials and add-on options are elegant and designed to perfectly showcase your most treasured moments. Continue reading to learn just how customized your album can be.


Leather Binding

100% natural, Italian leathers are hand-selected for their grains, texture, strength, durability, and quality. A line of distressed leathers enchant with their rugged, natural beauty; and a line of rich, simple colors will also impress. No matter which line you choose, your cover will be soft to the touch with the smell of luxury.


Linen

Linen is a light, textured, animal-friendly option for covering your album that highlights the true hand-made, artisan nature of KISS Books. The layered weaves are a delight to the fingers, while the colors are a feast for the eyes. This more economical option is perfect for your smaller, duplicate albums to give to grandparents for birthdays or holidays.


additional options

size.  KISS Books come in several sizes, from 12 x 12 for stunning results, to 4 x 4 for gifts or to keep in your purse. Imagine whipping this little cutie out to show off your family at happy hour instead of your phone!

engraving. Add a date and/or title to your album. With several fonts and styles to choose from, the story your album tells will be clearly labeled for future generations to enjoy.

dust covers and keepsake boxes. All albums are delivered in a protective dust cover, and a keepsake box is an option that will keep your investment safe through all of life's transitions and phases.

rush delivery. An heirloom like this makes for a treasured gift for your spouse, parents, or grandparents. If you are crunched for time, there is a rush delivery option available, which reduces the production time from 6-8 to 3-4 weeks. (Simply ordering a duplicate of an album you've already purchased? Reduce the delivery from 2 weeks to just 7 days.)

miscellaneous. From lustre to matte prints, thick or thin pages, and 10-40 spreads, each album is custom tailored by Lys Photography to suit your needs and taste.


investment

Albums start at $120, plus tax & shipping. A 10% discount is applied if the album is pre-purchased at the time of booking.

Please contact me for a full price sheet and consultation.